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Capital Project Delivery
The New Jersey Department
of Transportation (NJDOT)
continues to work with the
Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) and the consultant community
to update and refine the
Project Delivery process.
Capital Project Delivery (CPD) Guidance Update
The CPD guidance has been updated to reorganize and complete pavement design and specification activities and to formalize the activities associated with Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs). New pavement activities "Verify Pavement Design Recommendation" (4205) and "Obtain Pavement Specification" (4282) and new TRO activities "Investigate Need for Traffic Regulation Orders" (2485), "Confirm Need for Traffic Regulation Orders" (4280), and "Issue Traffic Regulation Orders" (5155) have been added to the CPD guidance.
Scope Statement Templates Revision
The Preliminary Engineering (PE), Final Design (FD) and Limited Scope FD Scope Statement (SS) templates were updated with input from Division of Project Management (DPM) leadership, Mobility and
Systems Engineering and Program Support. The update consists of revising the order of SS Template
approval, revising the Traffic Ops and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) section to include real time work zone ITS items,
and revising the Quality Management Services and Value Engineering/Risk sections due to organizational changes.
Problem Screening Guidance Revision
The Problem Screening phase guidance has been revised to combine the former Tier 1 and Tier 2 screening
efforts into a singular screening in order to eliminate duplicate work and reduce problem screening
durations and costs.
Cost Estimating Guideline Projects Update
The Cost Estimating Guideline(pdf 2.7m) has been revised to update the criteria for identifying High/Low
and Significant/Major contract bid items, as well as updates to the Bid Analysis process.
Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) Projects Update
Limited Scope Concept Development (CD) Bridge Checklist Update
The Limited Scope CD Bridge Checklist has been revised to include Bike/Pedestrian
as one of the Offices/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) consulted.
Construction Phase Guidance Update
The Construction Phase Activity Description guidance document has been revised per DPM concerns, to reflect reducing the duration between advertise and bid from 20 days to 15 days.
Utility Management Process Update
The NJDOT Office of Utility Management has created a process summary webpage to provide designers with an overview of the utility management process, as well as, a source for guidance documents and templates for use on capital projects. The following is an overview of what has changed in the overall CPD Process with regards to utility management:
Letter Number 1 has been changed to "Utility Contact Letter"
Letter Number 2 has been changed to "Utility Verification Request Letter"
A new activity - 4085 "Conduct Supplemental Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)" - has been added to the beginning of Final Design to allow for supplemental SUE to be performed if necessary
CPD Guidance Update
All CPD guidance documents have been revised to reflect the recent organizational title change from Program Managers to Executive Regional Managers.
Stewardship Agreement Update
The NJDOT and FHWA have executed a new Stewardship and Oversight Agreement on Project Assumption and Program Oversight. This agreement supersedes the Project-Level Risk-Based
Stewardship and Oversight Agreement, which contained the PY PoDIs for 2014 and 2015. These PoDIs along with PY 2016 PoDIs are available on the Stewardship Agreement process summary webpage.
Limited Scope Concept Development Report Example
The Limited Scope Report Templates and Examples have been updated to contain a second Limited Scope Concept Development Report Bridge Example for Non-Interstate roadways.
Cost Estimating Guideline
The Project Management Office (PMO), with significant input from NJDOT's SMEs, has assembled a comprehensive Cost Estimating Guideline(pdf 2.7m). The purpose of this new guideline is to provide guidance to NJDOT employees and others in the methodology for developing, documenting and reviewing construction cost estimates throughout the project development process. The Cost Estimating Guideline is located on the Cost Management Process Summary web page.
Scope Statement Template Update
The Limited Scope Concept Development Scope Statement Template and the Limited Scope Final Design Scope Statement Template have been updated so the drop-down list for Project Classification for all of the Scope Statements directly correspond with Project Classification within the Project Reporting System (PRS).
Limited Scope Report Template Update
The Limited Scope Report Templates and Examples have been updated to remove all references to a completed Categorical Exclusion Document (CED). Activity Descriptions for Limited Scope Activities have been updated to reflect that the environmental document is submitted to FHWA with the Final Design Authorization Package and not to be included as an appendix within the Limited Scope Concept Development Report.
Risk Management Guidance Update
The Risk Management guidance has been updated to reflect that formal Risk Management will be implemented for all Capital Projects. All watermarks and other "pilot program" notations have been removed from all Risk Management documentation and guidance.
Limited Scope CD Update
The Limited Scope CD Pavement Checklist and the Limited Scope CD Thin Surface Treatment Checklist were revised due to DPM input.
January 2015 Limited Scope CD Update
A Limited Scope CD Concrete Pavement Repair Checklist was added for use on projects where the Pavement Design group identifies and the Pavement Recommendation Report confirms concrete roadways that need repair but not reconstruction.
Final Design Guideline Update
To be consistent with the language in the revised Stewardship and Oversight Agreement with FHWA, the "Full Oversight Only” designation listed in the activity descriptions, “Prepare Pre-PS&E Package” (4835) and “FHWA Reviews Pre-PS&E” (4845), have been revised to “PoDI Only”.
Concept Development Guideline Update
The "Hold Public Information Center (2460)" activity of the Concept Development Guideline has been updated. The revision provides additional information on the appropriate level of detail for plans being presented to the public.
Quality Management Certifications Update
The Quality Management Certifications were updated to indicate the date shall be included with
NJDOT Senior Management has authorized
several capital projects to
begin a "pilot program" to
determine the effectiveness
of a formal Risk Management
Process. These pilot projects
shall utilize the guidance
provided on the Risk
Management process web page to
implement the proposed NJDOT
Risk Management Process.